Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday Thoughts #4: Book Buying Bans

Thursday Thoughts is a weekly discussion meme hosted by Ashley on her blog Ok, Let's Read.
Join in on the discussion and check out Ashley's blog for the discussion topics and dates.

This weeks topic:

May 22: Book Buying Bans - Have you ever put yourself on a book buying ban? Do you believe that book buying bans actually can make a difference? At what point do you decide that it's really time to put yourself on a book buying ban?

I haven't really ever put myself on a book buying ban.

Before starting my blog, I mostly just bought books when I had some extra money from my birthday or Christmas. Or whenever books were on sale. I didn't really have that long of a list of books that I needed to eventually buy.

Then I started my blog and started following other blogs. And now I want to buy ALL the books. 
I have so many lists of books that I want to buy. 

But since I already have PILES of books that I have not read, I try to limit myself on how many books I buy a month. 

I have been trying to keep it to books that are on sale (like Kindle Daily Deals and Monthly Deals) and books that are part of a series that I already have started. Or books that I am just too excited to wait for. But overall, I limit myself.

So I don't necessarily ban myself from buying books, but I do limit the amount I buy. Some months I buy more and some months I don't get many at all. It just depends on the money situation and what is on sale/being released.

But I think I might end up putting myself on a ban eventually. I already have SO MANY books that I have yet to read. And these books deserve love and being read too. Not to mention I am pretty much out of bookshelf space (and space to put a new bookshelf) so I just have piles of books in several places in my house. 

So I might be placing myself on a book buying ban soon. But I am not sure how well it will work. I feel like it will just make me want to buy books more. 

I feel like setting my book buying limits and creating lists so I can keep track of all the books I want to buy is the best plan for me.

What do you do? Do you ever put yourself on a book buying ban? More of a book buying limitations person? What would make you ban buying more books? Does book buying bans work for you? 


  1. Great post and thanks for participating in Thursday Thoughts! I was the same way. Before I started my blog and started being active in the community, I barely bought books but now it's like.. never-ending. BUY ALL THE BOOKS!

    1. Thanks Ashley! I know right. I totally want to BUY ALL THE BOOKS! :D


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